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Old 05-05-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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OK, it's Friday night, you went out to the bar and met your dream man/woman. You had a long day, and you're fearful you're going to peter out by midnite. And here's this woman/man who looks like he just woke up, full of energy, puzzled by your occasional yawns. Your feelings grow stronger, conversation after conversation, and then he wakes you up with a confession: I've been working the night shift for many years, I love working all night and sleeping all day. For how many of you, would this present an obstacle to investing any more time and energy with this person?
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I can't speak on the topic of marriage but I lived with a girl who worked days and I worked nights and it was great. We rarely saw each other other than when I came home before we went to bed (sometimes she'd wait up sometimes not) and so when our days off would sync up and we'd spend them together we weren't sick of each other.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Sounds like a recipe for a perfect marriage to me!
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: In my skin
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It could work if both don't have a problem with lots of alone time. It would ideal for me, at this point in my life.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Sounds like the movie ladyhawke
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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Sounds like a recipe for a perfect marriage to me!
lmao thats what my parents did. My dad works 6pm to 6am and my mom works 8am-5pm. Been doing it for the last twenty years or so.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:11 AM
 
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Sounds like a recipe for a perfect marriage to me!
Exactly!! Count me IN!! I get the bed to myself!

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Sounds like the movie ladyhawke
Great movie!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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As a night shift worker...there's always going to be some overlap.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:00 AM
 
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I read somewhere that marriages with shift workers have a higher than average divorce rate. My guess is that it's likely because when someone is trying to sleep, someone else wants to use the vacuum cleaner or nip into the bedroom to get something.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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My wife and I had that shift for a while. I worked from 8am to 4pm and her from 4pm to 12am at the casino where we met. At first it was ok but eventually issues started to come up like not having time to see each other and such. It was tough until I got the same shift as her.
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